4th EU MRS Week

Brussels | 24-28 April 2023

Save the date for the 4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS Week), which will take place from 24 to 28 April 2023 at the Event Lounge in Brussels. Under the slogan transform to thrive, the focus will be on three themes: Energy, Skills and Embedding.

The event will be organised in hybrid format with the possibility of onsite participation, the EU MRS key implementers and representatives of EU institutions while stakeholders of the MRS will be able to join the debates online. More information can be taken from the programme overview below.

Programme overview

Digital stakeholder session

From 24 to 26 April 2023, digital stakeholder sessions will enrich the programme of the EU MRS Week for the second time in a row for open for which stakeholders are encouraged to apply and influence the debates around the three themes.

The call for stakeholder sessions is planned to be opened from 16 January to 10 March 2023. More information will follow in January.

Official opening, thematic sessions, 15th HLG and 4 Trio Presidencies meeting

The official opening of the 4th EU MRS Week followed by thematic sessions will take place between the afternoon of 26 to 27 April 2023. The sessions can be followed online with the option of onsite participation for EU MRS key implementers and representatives of EU institutions at Event Lounge.

In the morning of 28 April 2023, the 15th high level group will meet in hybrid format in the Charlemagne (tbc) in Brussels. The 4 EU MRS Trio Presidencies meeting will close the event, organised by the Slovene EUSDR Presidency. Both meeting are upon invitation only for members but can be followed via web stream by interested stakeholders as in the previous year.

The registration for the 4th EU MRS Week will open on 27 March 2023.

Let me also use this occasion to share the LINK to the 4th Report on the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies and the LINK to its accompanying Staff Working Document that were adopted on 9 December 2023 which will be subject of the event.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact REGIO-TRANSNATIONAL-AND-INTERREGIONAL-COOPERATION@ec.europa.eu.